Inventory dangerously low headed into Independence Day weekend
June 28, 2016
2,000 blood donations needed by July 4

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), together with representatives from University Health System, Methodist Healthcare System and local civic and business leaders, gathered today to share a message: There is not enough blood on the shelves to treat patients.

“Simply put, if you or a family member needs blood, current projections show we will not have the supply available to fully meet our community’s needs,” said Elizabeth Waltman, chief operating officer of STBTC. “We’re facing a situation in which hospitals may be forced to cancel elective surgeries.